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Aspiring tourism ambassadors encouraged to take advantage of Dart Hospitality Training Programme

Tourism 07 Feb, 2024 Follow News

2023 Dart Hospitality Training Programme cohort with Hospitality Programmes Manager Dianne Conolly (centre).

A unique opportunity awaits with theoretical and on-the-job training at top Cayman Islands hotels.

 

Young Caymanians interested in hospitality careers are being encouraged to take advantage of an opportunity to better position themselves for success with paid on-the-job training at some of Grand Cayman’s top hotels.

Applications are now being accepted for the third cohort of the Dart Hospitality Training Programme, which begins in May 2024 with two weeks of hospitality theory, real-life examples and insight into the hospitality industry delivered by faculty from Florida-based Lynn University to improve their understanding of a variety of positions in front and back of house operations.

After completing the theoretical component of the programme, participants will spend the next three months receiving a minimum of 30 hours of paid work per week at Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, Hampton by Hilton Grand Cayman or the soon-to-be opened Hotel Indigo® Grand Cayman. This includes four weeks of rotation in various roles and six weeks of position-specific training in one of the following areas: guest services, food and beverage, pool, beach, and recreation attendant.

“Tourism is a pillar of our economy and we are determined to continue to provide opportunities for Caymanians to position themselves for success as authentic ambassadors in this vital industry. With our unique position with the diversity of world-class properties within our portfolio, we are pleased to be able to offer this training programme,” said Dart Chief of Staff, Joanne Lawson.

To be eligible for the Dart Hospitality Training Programme, Caymanians should be between the ages of 17 to 30.

“We hope that after taking this step, our young people will build long and rewarding careers. If you’re a young Caymanian or know a young Caymanian interested in the world of opportunity that awaits, don’t miss this chance to be immersed into our hospitality industry. Over the past two years, we’ve seen many inspirational examples of participants demonstrating growth and putting themselves on the path to success,” said Dart Hospitality Programme Manager, Dianne Conolly, who provides mentoring to participants while overseeing the programme.

For more information about the Dart Hospitality Training Programme and to apply, visit www.dart.ky/about/dart-hospitality/  ahead of the 29 March 2024 deadline.


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